Friday, October 31, 2014

Know how to "Burn Test your fabrics???

The same question comes up repeatedly,  How can I tell what a fabric is made of?  Whether you are buying old garments or yard goods, here is a method to use in determining what fibers your fabric is made of.  There is a chart in the article by Threads Magazine that you can print and keep for your files.  Knowing what family of fibers your fabric is made of willl solve many of your eco printing problems before they arise.


  1. Thank you, Jim, for publishing this practical chart!

  2. Jim - your work is fascinating! Do you have any more workshops planned?

  3. Thank you Mary-Helen, and I do have workshops being set up now. The next one is Nov. 16, 2014 (Sunday) The one for December is not confirmed yet. The one for the 3rd Sunday in January and 3rd Sunday in February, 2015 have been scheduled. I am trying to have one scheduled for each 3rd Sunday of the month all the way to June, but all of the calendars have not come in to the Museum yet, so I won't know if they are confirmed on the schedule for a while. All of these workshops are to be held at the Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City, Florida, USA

    1. I do not know which ones will be Prints on Paper and which will be Natural Dyeing yet. I am also trying to arrange a workshop for Alissa Allen to teach mushroom dyeing. More on that later.

  4. You can call the Museum at Area Code (352) 567-0262 or e-mail them at Let them know you wish to sign up for a dye workshop and they will give you the details.